Jefferson County is considering adding 2 commissioners to it’s board. Voter’s will decide whether or not to make it a 5 person board. The three-person committee of County Clerk Sandra Stelling, County Attorney Linda Bauer and County Treasurer Leroy Bast would select 2 additional commissioners to serve at-large until redistricting takes effect. If it passes, commissioners would represent approximately 1,500 people compared to approximately 2,500 with the 3 person board. Adding 2 commissioners would cost at least $60,000 more for elected officials salaries along with insurance, benefits, mileage and dues per year. Salary for a commissioner is $21,774, $8,595 for health and life insurance annually, $300 in dental insurance and they can charge mileage to attend meetings. Spouses may also join the county medical insurance which pays just over $1,000 annually.